The Best Live Jazz in Montreal

Photo of Riley Londres
11 December 2015

Filled to the brim with culture and different sights, sound and tastes to take in all at once, Montreal offers some fantastic places to listen to local jazz bands perform, and get a bit of everything at once. Read ahead for our list of the best places to catch a live jazz performance in beautiful Montreal.

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Jardin Nelson

A beautiful creperie situated on a historic square Place Jacques-Cartier, at Jardin Nelson visitors can enjoy the garden patio from April to November. In the evenings, they provide live jazz to accompany a casual meal with friends or family. Open Monday to Friday 11:30am-11pm, Saturday to Sunday 10am-11pm.


A French bistro and wine bar, is a popular hub for guests who enjoy delicious food and good Jazz. The bar features local groups that play a range of jazz, R&B and Blues, seven nights a week, so that guests can listen to the music every night and never get bored. Live Music from 7-10pm.

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Upstairs Jazz Club

With stone walls, a wood-paneled stage and covered tables, Upstairs Jazz Club send customers back to a time when Jazz was at its peak. There are new musicians each night that customers can listen to while they enjoy their meals and tap their feet to the beat. Open Monday to Thursday 11:30am-1am, Friday 11:30am-2am, Saturday 5:30pm-1am, Sunday 6:30pm-1am.

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House of Jazz

An eclectic space with decor and a large chandelier that incorporates a mix of Paris and New Orleans, House of Jazz is the place to get hearty food and drink while listening to the rotating list of musicians. The establishment specializes in barbecue, and visitors are guaranteed to leave satisfied, body and soul. Open Monday 4pm-12am, Tuesday to Thursday 11:30am-11:30pm, Friday 11:30am-1am, Saturday 6pm-1am, Sunday 6-11:30pm.

Resonance Cafe

Every night from 9pm on, Resonance Cafe, an unassuming cafe that is known for their delightful vegetarian and vegan menu, as well as their espresso bar, features live jazz music that blends perfectly with the urban atmosphere and espresso drinks, making it a popular spot for all ages. Open daily from 10am-12pm.

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